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Rigger licences

Rigging work involves the use of mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure a load including plant, equipment or members of a structure to ensure the stability of those members. It also includes the setting up or dismantling of cranes or hoists.

This section covers high risk licences for the following:

  • Basic rigging work (RB)
  • Intermediate rigging work (RI)
  • Advanced rigging work (RA).

Basic rigging - RB

A basic rigging licence encompass the requirements for a dogging licence. To apply for a basic rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence.

The scope of work for basic rigging includes:

  • dogging work
  • structural steel erection
  • particular hoists
  • placement of pre-cast concrete members of a structure
  • safety nets and static lines
  • mast climbers
  • perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • cantilevered crane loading platforms.

Intermediate rigging - RI

To perform intermediate rigging duties you need to have an Intermediate rigging - RI high risk work licence.

To apply for an intermediate rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence and basic rigging licence.

The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:

  • rigging work in the class Basic Rigging
  • all hoists
  • rigging of cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
  • tilt-slabs
  • demolition of structures or plant
  • dual lifts.

Advanced rigging - RA

To perform intermediate rigging duties you need to have an Advanced rigging - RA high risk work licence.

To apply for an advanced rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence, basic rigging licence and intermediate rigging licence.

  • rigging work in the class Intermediate Rigging
  • rigging of gin poles and shear legs
  • flying foxes and cableways
  • guyed derricks and structures
  • suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.

Apply for a high risk work licence.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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